Former President Trump is full steam ahead on reclaiming his position in the White House. But he might never get the chance.
Because Donald Trump got the worst news of his life from this former ally.
Trump has been blindsided with lawsuits from every direction.
Of course, most of the cases, like the Soros DA Alvin Bragg’s case in New York, are political hit jobs.
It’s not about prosecuting crimes and ensuring the rights and protection of the innocent, it’s about gumming up Trump’s campaign to make him less effective at getting his message out.
But a former Trump ally is saying that Trump should watch his back over one case in particular.
Ty Cobb, a former White House counsel for President Donald Trump, believes the former president will be convicted in the federal criminal investigation into his handling of sensitive materials and would eventually go to prison as a result.
Cobb made the comments during a CNN interview while addressing the case, which he feels is nearing completion with upcoming indictments.
“I think that this case is ready to go,” he said.
“I think there is a possibility that the obstruction case may be broadened to go ahead and include the Espionage Act and counts and the possession, illegal possession of the classified documents, given the extent that, and solely because of the fact that Trump keeps lying about what the law is.”
Cobb noted that a new report indicated that some “16 different government officials reminded him of the process” that he needed to take to declassify information and that the former president “totally ignored that and believed that the mere fact he took them declassifies them. It’s not the law.”
Cobb was asked whether prosecutors could also expand the charges against Trump from obstruction of justice to crimes under the espionage act, to which Cobb said:
“[I] would not necessarily expand the case to try to prove the Espionage Act piece of it because there’s so much evidence of guilty knowledge on the espionage piece that all they really have to do is show that Trump moved these documents at various times when DOJ was either demanding them or actually present, that he filed falsely with the Justice Department, had his lawyers file falsely with the Justice Department and affidavit to the effect that not existed, which was shattered by the documents that they then discovered after the search.”
Cobb thinks the obstruction element of the case was solid, adding, “I do think he’ll go to jail on it.”
Cobb believes that the criminal charges filed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will have little impact on Trump’s political fortunes, but that federal law enforcement going after Trump will be a different story.
“Independents, they may not have thought much of the events in New York with Alvin Bragg. I think some have focused in a little bit more on the Carroll case,” he said.
“But everybody will be watching if the feds come after him, and the feds are coming, and I think they’re coming fast.”
Of course, none of Cobb’s assertions can be completely trusted.
Just last year, he peddled countless Democrat talking points in a CBS news interview, including the idea that Trump “gave aid and comfort to the insurrectionists” on January 6th all while calling him a “deeply wounded narcissist” who acted in a “criminal” manner.
Not exactly an objective and unbiased source, but these are the types of lawyers Trump is up against in any criminal case.
Watch Cobbs full statement below:
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